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Stephen Foster

Stephen Collins Foster, known as "the father of American music", was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music. He wrote more than 200 songs, including "Oh! Susanna", "Hard Times Come Again No More", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer", and many of his compositions remain popular today. He has been identified as "the most famous... Read More

BornStephen Collins Foster
July 4, 1826
Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJanuary 13, 1864 (aged 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationComposer, lyricist, poet
Years active1844–1864
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